Intertextuality: Debates and Contexts
By: Mary Orr (author)Paperback
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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the idea of intertextuality and the debates surrounding it, focusing on the four key thinkers whose work has been central to these debates - Kristeva, Barthes, Bloom and Genette. * A comprehensive introduction to 'intertextuality', a term which describes the idea that meaning only exists between a text and all the other texts to which it refers and relates. * Focuses on the four key thinkers whose work has been central to these debates - Kristeva, Barthes, Bloom and Genette, guiding the reader through the original texts of each of these. * Of special importance is the author's reading (and translation) of other parts of Kristeva's Semeiotike. * Takes a fresh approach to the rival French critics - Angenot, Derrida, Girard and Ricoeur - who also worked on intertexuality and tackles the 'language' of intertextuality, shining new light on some of the terminology most commonly associated with this concept.
Mary Orr is Professor of Modern French Studies at the University of Exeter.
Prologue. Introduction. Chapter 1 - Intertextuality. Kristeva's Term in Context. Kristeva's Intertextuality and Semeiotike. Barthes. Riffaterre. Interdiscursivity. Interdisciplinarity. Internet and Hypertext. Chapter 2 - Influence. Influence v Intertextuality. Bloom's 'Anxiety of Influence' in Context. Harold Bloom. 'Traditional' Influence. Chapter 3 - Imitation. Imitation in Context: Mimesis or Anti-mimesis?. Richard Dawkins: Genetics and 'Memetics'. Gerard Genette: Rhetoric and the Mimologic. Rene Girard: Sandal and Excommunication. Countering the Canon: Imitatio v Plagiarism, Forgery, Counterfeit. Chapter 4 - Quotation. Quotation in context: Dictionary or Postmodern Definitions?. Quotation's Crystallizations: Illustrations in Few Other Words. AllusionQuotation's Aptness: Adeptness in Other Words. Abridgement as Allegory and Parable. Bridging as Cycle and Cyclification. Span and Interpretation. Quotation as Extraction: Re-circulations and Exchanges in so Many Other Words. Prophecy. Translation. Coda: the Return of Reference and the Work of Paul Ricoeur. Conclusions. Notes. Refernces and Bibliography. Index. Dictionary of Alternative Terms.
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